Checking date: 10/01/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Advanced Topics in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Study: Master in Business and Finance (69)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Strategic Management, Innovation Management & Research in Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
After this course, the student will be able to: - To understand the behavior of companies and their strategies related to technology and innovation - To master the mechanisms of generation, development and implementation of new technologies, both by established companies and new entrants and their organizational consequences - To understand the entrepreneurial challenge associated to technological innovation
Description of contents: programme
Review of the main recent research lines strategy of innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on the study of the theoretical and empirical literature on the individual, structural and contextual factors that facilitate and inhibit the generation and application of new technologies in established and entrepreneurial firms.
Learning activities and methodology
In-depth study of the latest and most relevant papers in the field in order to detect the central research lines and the remaining gaps. Searching for data sources and implementation of empirical strategies. The objective of this course is to give the student the tools to write a research paper in the area. The work towards the research paper will be guided through a system of weekly tutorials.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Acs, Zoltan J., Audretsch, David B. (Eds.) . Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research (2nd edition). Springer. 2010
  • Bronwyn H. Hall and Nathan Rosenberg . Handbook of the Economics of Innovation. Elsevier . 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.